Wednesday, 12 July 2017

What I Eat In A Day! (Vegan)



If my previous post made you want to change your diet even in the smallest way then I'm over the moon for you! Going completely plant based overnight is extremely difficult if you're used to eating dairy, eggs and meat daily, so taking small steps at a time usually works for most people! I've made this post to give you an idea of what I usually eat on a day to day basis now I've gone vegan, hopefully, it'll help those who may be struggling for ideas or are completely lost on what to eat (I've been there).

If you're a relatively healthy eater already then it shouldn't be too hard but most people don't realise that once you cut out dairy and meat etc you need to fill up those gaps with lots of fresh fruit, veg, pulses and grains etc! You can't just live off one banana for breakfast, a bit of salad at lunch and then some rice for dinner, it won't do you any good and that's where a lot of people go wrong! If you eat plenty of healthy plant-based food to keep you full throughout the day then your body will absolutely thrive! You need to eat as much, if not more than you were before and you'll soon feel the difference! 

BREAKFAST


Most mornings I like to have something that's going to fill me up and give me an energy boost to start the day right, I'll usually have some porridge with bananas and cinnamon and also a bowl of vanilla yoghurt with some berries and a tablespoon of super grains to get some extra nutrients!


I Used:

(If you have a sweet tooth use the Alpro Dark Chocolate Almond Milk in your porridge instead - SO good!)


Fresh Raspberries 
(Add any fruits you like! The more the merrier)

Bananas

Cinnamon 

(My personal favourite! The cherry flavour is also amazing)

(Adds a natural dose of Zinc, Iron, Omega 3, Magnesium and Fibre! I add this to porridge, smoothies or yoghurt!)

LUNCH


This is something I'll typically have after I've been to the gym to get some protein down me and it keeps me full throughout the early afternoon without feeling uncomfortable! If you have your lunch at work you can easily put this into a small container to take with you! It's also easy to add or take off anything you do or don't like, you can make it suit your personal taste preference! Falafels have become a staple part of my diet and taste even better if they're homemade ( a bit of a faff though ngl) but you can get them at any supermarket if you don't have the time to make them! Again, they're a good source of natural protein along with all the beans (edamame beans have 17g of protein per 100g, who needs meat?)!

I Used:

Edamame Beans

Unsweetened Sweetcorn (Canned)

Mixed Pulses In Water (Canned)

Tomatoes

Cauldron Falafels

SNACK


Keeping healthy snacks with you throughout the day is essential to keeping on track and not being tempted by any unhealthy binges! These protein energy bites are perfect to keep in your handbag or in the car for when you feel a bit peckish! I also like to keep a few bags of nuts and a banana or apple in my bag so I don't eat anything I shouldn't. You can find loads of plant-based energy bars in supermarkets or health stores and they taste really good! My favourite at the moment is this Deliciously Ella Hazelnut & Raisin one.

DINNER


These plant based 'sausages' are so nice and taste almost identical to the real thing, I actually had to check the box to see if I'd accidentally picked up pork sausages as I just couldn't believe they weren't made with any meat whatsoever. I already can't wait to have a nice BBQ and get these on there! If you can't bear the thought of not eating sausages then these will be the perfect alternative! I only picked these up as I saw someone mention them online and thought I'd give them a try (I didn't have high expectations) and I was very surprised! Definitely worth a shot! Plus for every 2 sausages, that's 17g of clean protein! (fun fact for those who think you can only get protein from animal meat, yes I see you)

I Used:

Courgette
Unsweetened Sweetcorn (Canned)
Linda Mccartney Meat Free Sausages

Where do you get your protein from?


I'm in the process of finding loads of new plant-based foods that I can try out so if you recommend anything that you like then please let me know! :)
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  1. I love it when people say it's hard to get protein as a vegan. I just show them pictures like these and suddenly they get all quiet... :)

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